- echinacea purpurea
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Boots Echinacea Tablets
Information for the user
Boots Echinacea Tablets
Echinacea purpurea root extract
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is a traditional herbal medicinal product available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.
What this product is for
This traditional herbal medicinal product contains Echinacea purpurea root extract which has traditionally been used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and influenza type infections. This medicine is recommended for these conditions based on traditional use only.
Before you take this product
This medicine can be taken by adults and children of 12 years and over. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take:
Other important information
Consult your doctor before taking this product:
If you take other medicines
You should not take this medicine if you are taking certain medicines (see “Do not take”).
If you are not sure that your medicine is on this list, or you are unsure about interactions with any other medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor and medicine you have bought for yourself.
How to take this product
Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take that tablet. Start taking the tablets as soon as you get cold symptoms.
Adults and children of 12 years and over: Take one or two tablets twice a day
Swallow the tablet whole with water.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Do not take more than the label/leaflet tells you to.
Do not take this medicine for more than 10 days.
If symptoms worsen or are accompanied by a high temperature, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If your symptoms do not improve after 10 days talk to a pharmacist or doctor.
If you take too many tablets: Talk to a doctor.
If you miss a dose, take the next dose when it is due. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
This medicine may trigger allergic reactions in people who are prone to them.
If you get any of these side effects, stop taking the tablets:
If you take this medicine for a long time (more than 8 weeks) you may get:
If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.
Reporting of side effects:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original container.
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Use by the date on the base of the carton. After this date return any unused product to your nearest pharmacy for safe disposal.
What is in this medicine
Each film coated tablet contains 71.5 mg mg of extract (dry extract) from Echinacea purpurea root (6-7:1). This is equivalent to 429 – 500 mg of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench, root. Extraction Solvent: Ethanol 30% v/v
As well as the active ingredient, the tablets also contain maltodextrin, colloidal anhydrous silica, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate.
The tablet coating contains hypromellose, purified talc, vegetable carbon black (E153), copper chlorophyllin (E141), titanium dioxide (E171).
The pack contains 60 or 180 pale green circular biconvex film coated tablets.
Who makes this medicine
by the Traditional Herbal Registration holder
Leaflet prepared April 2017
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